Membership FAQs

Do you have questions about AFP membership? You might find the answer below. If you need additional assistance please contact the Member/Chapter Services Department at AFP Global at 1.800.666.3863 or

You can also send AFP-CNY a message directly for questions about our local chapter. Our membership committee is here to help!

Does my membership belong to me, or to the organization I work for?

It depends on the type of membership that you selected when you joined. If you are a Professional, Young Professional, Global eMember, Collegiate, or Associate member, the membership is yours and goes with you if leave an organization.

The Nonprofit Organizational Membership for both large and small organizations, and the Executive Circle Business Member or Endorser Business Member belongs to the organization or company. If an employee leaves, the organization may replace the name of the designated member. New members still need to fill out a membership application and sign their adherence to the AFP Code of Ethical Principles and Standards.

How do I renew my membership?
You will receive a letter before your membership expires. To renew, please send payment to AFP Global or renew online. Please do not send payment to the chapter office; chapter dues should be sent with Global dues to AFP Global.

Does my membership stay with me if I switch organizations?
If you are in one of the individual membership categories the membership goes with you if you change jobs. If you have an organizational membership, it stays with the organization.

How much does membership cost?
When a member joins AFP, you join both the global organization and a local chapter (exceptions exist if a chapter is not located close to the member). Thus, a member pays annual dues to both AFP Global and a local chapter.

How much are dues to AFP Global?
Your membership dues depend on the type of membership you choose. Members must self-assess to determine the type of membership for which they are eligible. Prospective members should self-determine the category of membership, and renewing members should review and reassess membership categories. If you are not sure, contact a membership representative through one of the options at the top of this page.

How much are chapter dues?
Chapter dues are $50 for AFP-CNY. Chapter dues vary from $25 to $125, depending on the chapter.

How can I find out if there is a chapter in my local area?
The AFP Global website can help you find any every chapter around the world. You can also contact AFP International for assistance at 1.800.666.3863.

How long does my membership last?
Your membership lasts 12 months, starting in the month you officially become a member.

What are the benefits of becoming a member?
There are hundreds of reasons to become an AFP Member. Take a closer look and you'll find plenty of information on why you should join and what you'll receive with your membership. If you find you still have questions, contact us.